Dr Stephen Elstub
Lecturer in British Politics
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3926
- Address: Department of Politics
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, UK
Stephen joined the Department of Politics at Newcastle University in 2015. Dr. Elstub’s teaching focuses primarily on democracy in the UK. His main research interests are in the theory and practice of democracy, public opinion, political communication, civil society and political participation, all viewed through the lens deliberative democracy, and particularly, but not exclusively, in Britain. His research is normative but applied, utilising a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, locating his research on the critical intersection between normative political theory and empirical political science. He has held visiting positions at the 'Centre of Democracy’, at Åbo Akademi University and the ‘Centre for Deliberative and Global Governance’, at the University of Canberra and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 2008. Dr. Elstub is Associate Editor of the journal Representation and Executive Editor of the Journal of Deliberative and Participatory Democracy. He is author of Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy (Edinburgh University Press 2008), editor of Democracy in Theory and Practice (Routledge 2012) and co-editor of Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases (Edinburgh University Press 2014). He has been involved in a number of research projects funded by a variety of funders including Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, NOW, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and NORFACE. Stephen has also acted as an expert advisor to the European, British, and Scottish Parliaments and to the Scottish government.
PhD (2003) University of Sheffield
MA (1998) University of Leeds
BA (1997) University of Leeds
Democracy in theory and practice, particularly deliberative, associational, and participatory democracy; public opinion, political communication and civil society.
POL3046 Dissertation in Politics (Module Leader)
- Davidson S, Elstub S, Johns R, Stark A. Rating the debates: The 2010 UK party leaders’ debates and political communication in the deliberative system. British Politics 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Elstub S, Ercan S, Mendonca R. The Fourth Generation of Deliberative Democracy. Critical Policy Studies 2016, 10(2), epub ahead of print.
- Elstub S. A Genealogy of Deliberative Democracy. Journal of Democratic Theory 2015, 2(1), 100-117.
- Boeker M, Elstub S. The Possibility of Critical Mini-Publics: Realpolitik and Normative Cycles in Democratic Theory. Representation 2015, 51(1), 125-144.
- Davidson S, Elstub S. Deliberative and Participatory Democracy in the UK. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 2014, 16(3), 367-385.
- Elstub S, McLaverty P, ed. Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
- Elstub S. Deliberative Pragmatic Equilibrium Review: A Framework for Comparing Institutional Devices and their Enactment of Deliberative Democracy in the UK. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 2014, 16(3), 386-409.
- Elstub S, Poole L. Democratising the non-profit sector: reconfiguring the state-non-profit sector relationship in the UK. Policy and Politics 2014, 42(3), 385-401.
- Elstub S. Minipublics: Issues and Cases. In: Elstub, S; McLaverty, P, ed. Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014, pp.166-188.
- Elstub S, McLaverty P. The Future of Deliberative Democracy. In: Elstub, S; McLaverty, P, ed. Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014, pp.189-195.
- Elstub S, ed. Democracy in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2012.
- Elstub S. Democracy in Theory and Practice. In: Elstub, S, ed. Democracy in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2012, pp.1-6.
- Elstub S, Kiernan A. Democratic Failings, Successes and Prospects in the European Union: Transnational Deliberative Democracy and the Social Open Method of Co-ordination. In: Jaworski, J.A, ed. Advances in Sociology Research. New York: Nova Science, 2011, pp.71-88.
- Elstub S. Democracy in Theory and Practice. Representation 2010, 46(3), 255-260.
- Elstub S. Linking Micro Deliberative Democracy and Decision-Making: Trade Offs in Theory and Practice in a Partisan Citizen Forum. Representation 2010, 46(3), 309-324.
- Elstub S. Participation. In: Taylor, R, ed. Third Sector Research. New York: Springer, 2010, pp.105-119.
- Elstub S. The Third Generation of Deliberative Democracy. Political Studies Review 2010, 8(3), 291-307.
- Elstub S. Synthesising Deliberative Democracy and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from the Stanage Forum. In: Hindsworth, M.F.; Lang, T.B, ed. Community Participation and Empowerment. New York: Nova Science, 2009, pp.43-80.
- Elstub S. Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
- Elstub S. Weber’s Dilemma and a Dualist Model of Deliberative and Associational Democracy. Contemporary Political Theory 2008, 7(2), 169-199.
- Elstub S. Overcoming Complexity: Institutionalising Deliberative Democracy through Secondary Associations. The Good Society 2007, 16(1), 14-22.
- Elstub S. A Double Edged Sword: The Increasing Diversity of Deliberative Democracy. Contemporary Politics 2006, 12(3-4), 301-319.
- Elstub S. Towards an Inclusive Social Policy in the UK: The Need For Democratic Deliberation in Voluntary and Community Associations’. Voluntas 2006, 17(1), 17-39.
- Elstub S. Democracy. In: Mackenzie, I, ed. Political Concepts: A Reader and Guide. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, pp.147-178.